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China, Other Nations Commit To Achieving Gender Equality By 2030

The Associated Press | Kimberly Yam | Posted 09.30.2015 | Impact

UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- World leaders pledged money and political clout to achieve equality for women by 2030 at a U.N. meeting Sunday co-chaired by Ch...

Greece's Democratic Crisis and Fundamental Need for Change

Marco Vicenzino | Posted 09.25.2016 | World
Marco Vicenzino

The catalyst for national transformation emanates from abroad as opposed to coming from home. Considering the status quo in Greece, extending the vote to Greeks overseas is a necessary and essential step forward on a long and arduous road to recovery.

Merkel's Popularity Is Faltering In Germany, New Survey Shows

HuffPost Germany | Christoph Löbel | Posted 09.24.2015 | World

  The refugee crisis has divided Germany. Despite Chancellor Angela Merkel's warm words and saintly intentions to shoulder the refugee crisis, her...

Western Media's Miscount of Saudi Arabia's Syrian Refugees

Anhvinh Doanvo | Posted 09.23.2016 | World
Anhvinh Doanvo

hanks to a technicality in counting refugees, hundreds of outlets from Amnesty International to the Brookings Institution have claimed that Saudi Arabia has taken zero refugees -- a ludicrous, but rarely fact-checked statement given the comical lack of a "Great Arabian Wall."

To Integrate the New Refugees, Germany Must Avoid Its Mistakes With Turkish Immigrants

Alex Gorlach | Posted 09.17.2016 | World
Alex Gorlach

BERLIN -- The people entering the country today are human beings, not breathing machines. They bring their whole identity, their history, their collective memory. And this includes their religion. But, Germans fear nothing more than radical Islam that has some roots in Arab culture.

A Litmus Test of Our Solidarity

Peter Wittig | Posted 09.16.2016 | World
Peter Wittig

The refugee crisis is not only a European challenge, but rather one facing Western civilization and what we stand for. The international community will have to work together to address the circumstances that cause people to flee their homelands in the first place.

Why the U.S. Should Dedicate a New Statue of Liberty to Europe

Alex Gorlach | Posted 09.10.2016 | World
Alex Gorlach

BERLIN -- What we are witnessing today is the first of the long predicted "migration of nations," a circumstance that in itself has the capacity to change many realities we all grew up with. Mass emigration on this order has been predicted as a result of climate change, droughts and dearth. But this exodus is due to a terrible war that is shaking up an already roiling region -- the Middle East.

Germany Steps Up On Refugee Crisis As Rest Of EU Dawdles

The Huffington Post | Willa Frej | Posted 09.04.2015 | World

A summer of tragedy in Europe is set to continue into fall, with Germany shaping up to be an important player in a crisis that's sending hundreds of t...

The New Middle Passage

John Feffer | Posted 09.03.2016 | World
John Feffer

Hungary is the epicenter of a new wave of migration hitting Europe. In 2011, about 7,000 migrants arrived in Hungary. Now the country is experiencing as many as 3,000 per day.

A 10-Point Plan to Solve Europe's Refugee Crisis

Frank-Walter Steinmeier | Posted 08.26.2016 | World
Frank-Walter Steinmeier

BERLIN -- Never before have so many people fled political persecution and war as today. Many of them are seeking refuge here with us in Europe. As Europeans, we owe it to ourselves and to the world to help them.

Germany Supports Greece

Christos Terzides | Posted 08.25.2016 | World
Christos Terzides

The truth of the matter is that the Greek people will never see the bailout funds being used for growth or to reboot the Greek economy, as the European leadership claims. The €86 billion will be paid out in tranches

Solidarity or Self-interest? European Integration and the German Question

David Miles | Posted 08.21.2016 | Politics
David Miles

The challenge for the European Union and its member states, particularly Germany, is in balancing the often incongruous demands of co-operation and self-interest, and thus demonstrate to their own citizens that concrete achievements can still create a Europe of solidarity and prosperity as Schuman envisaged.

Germany's Merkel To Face Down Party Rebels In Greek Bailout Vote

Reuters | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 08.15.2015 | World

BERLIN, Aug 15 (Reuters) - In a major test of her authority, Chancellor Angela Merkel will ask skeptical German lawmakers to back an 86 billion euro (...

Refugee In Germany Names Her Daughter After Angela Merkel

Reuters | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 08.14.2015 | World

BERLIN, Aug 14 (Reuters) - A Ghanaian refugee who has been granted asylum in Germany named her newborn daughter after Chancellor Angela Merkel in grat...

From Greek to Euro Crisis: How German Ideology Is Destroying Europe's Future

Jakob von Uexkull | Posted 08.03.2016 | World
Jakob von Uexkull

The EU must and can settle internal deficits and surpluses, as long as these remain within the euro zone. Therefore, a better integration of economic and fiscal policies and a significant increase in economic transfers within the euro zone are needed.

The German Menace

Robert Kuttner | Posted 08.02.2016 | Politics
Robert Kuttner

The EU was created to expand democracy, boost economic growth, and contain Germany within a democratic whole. Instead, it is destroying democracy, crushing growth, and leaving Germany's most churlish impulses to rule Europe. Before it is over, one of history's noblest experiments in enlightened statecraft could end in ruins.

How to Repair Europe by Leveraging German Overreach

Nathan Gardels | Posted 07.27.2016 | World
Nathan Gardels

CORFU, Greece -- The opportunity now is to leverage German overreach against itself, like in judo, to flip the agenda of building Europe's future toward a broader approach beyond sovereign debt and the euro.

The Return of the Ugly German

Joschka Fischer | Posted 07.24.2016 | World
Joschka Fischer

BERLIN -- At its core, the criticism articulates an astute awareness of Germany's break with its entire post-WWII European policy. Germany's stance on the night of July 12-13 announced its desire to transform the eurozone from a European project into a kind of sphere of influence.

Greek Crisis: Why Tsipras Remains in Power

Marco Vicenzino | Posted 07.21.2016 | World
Marco Vicenzino

After three weeks on the brink of collapse, Greek banks have finally reopened marking the return of some form of normality. However, strict capital controls remain in place for the foreseeable future, as does the general state of political and economic uncertainty.

Rising Anti-Semitism In Europe: History Repeating Once Again

Abraham H. Foxman | Posted 07.20.2016 | World
Abraham H. Foxman

While we do not see a correlation between high numbers of violent incidents and high levels of anti-Semitic beliefs, Jews feel freer to live openly as Jews when they are confident of being accepted in their societies, not just in the absence of security concerns.

Why America Is Not The Next Greece

The Huffington Post | Daniel Marans | Posted 07.18.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Watching the battle play out between Greece and Europe's financial leadership, observers in the United States might wonder how it is Gre...

Angela Merkel To Crying Teen Refugee: 'We Can't Cope' With Everyone

The Huffington Post | Nick Visser | Posted 07.16.2015 | World

A heartbreaking interaction between German Chancellor Angela Merkel and a young Palestinian has cast a sharp lens on the ongoing European refugee cris...

A Taxing Situation in Greece

Larry Goanos | Posted 07.15.2016 | Politics
Larry Goanos

I am not an economist, a political scientist or a network T.V. commentator. I am the son of a Greek immigrant. As such, I have my own theory as to the root cause of the Greek financial crisis. Or, if it's not the singular "root cause," it's certainly a major factor in its creation.

Inside Germany's Destructive Anger Toward Greece

The New York Times | Annum Masroor | Posted 07.15.2015 | World

A deal has finally been reached that could keep Greece in the eurozone.Few are happy with the outcome. We’ve heard a lot about how the Greeks feel h...

Despite Deal, Grexit and European Unity Hang in Balance

Marco Vicenzino | Posted 07.14.2016 | World
Marco Vicenzino

After a grueling 17-hour negotiating session in Brussels, a last-minute deal was finally reached between Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and his euro zone creditors. At least for now, it averts a Greek exit from the euro and halts the European Union's most serious existential crisis. However, the agreement marks only the end of one chapter in this unfolding saga.